TMB-Tour du Mont Blanc +50 Singles

Client Hike Itinerary RT_Custom_Tour du Mont Blanc Singles – Starts: 07/27/20

Trip Overview Instructions Trip includes:
  • We stay in 3 and 4 star hotels*.
  • Transfers, shuttles, trains and trams can all be provided as needed*.
  • Everyone gets high quality waterproof topographic hiking maps.
  • We provide 24/7 phone support while on your hike.
  • Meals, hotels and concierge services at every stop.
  • We have over 40 years of history working with the Lodge Keepers in these areas.
Read about trip: Tour du Mont Blanc 50+ Singles Hike

Cost: $1750 per person with a $875 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and on April 1 the remaining amount will be charged.

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Arrive afternoon in Chamonix: July 27, 2020
Depart: August 8, 2020

Number of Days: 12

Hike Days:
Day 1 Arrive Chamonix Hike local area
Day 2 Hike Chamonix TMB trail to Las Houches
Day 3 Les Houches to Les Contamines
Day 4 Hike Les Contamines to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Day 5 Hike Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Courmayeur Italy
Day 6 Hike Mt Lodge on trail to Courmayeur village
Day 7 Hike to Courmayeur village to Mountain Lodge Courmayeur
Day 8 Hike Mountain Lodge Courmayeur to La Fouly Switzerland
Day 9 La Fouly to Champex
Day 10 Hike Champex Lac to Trient
Day 11 Hike Trient to Argentiere
Day 12 Hike Argentiere to Chamonix
Day 13 Leave Chamonix Head to Geneva

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Day 1
Hike Date July 27, 2020
Hike Day Day 1 Arrive Chamonix Hike local area
Hike Name Hike TCH Chamonix to Buvette De Mottes
Hike Description Climb up to the Buvette De Mottes

Have lunch.

View the Drus Needle
Distance: 5,75 mi
Up 2.257 f
Down 2.257 f
High 5.331 f
Low 3.411 f
Difficulty Moderate
Time 2 Hours 36 Minutes

Hike Instructions Arrive in Chamonix mid day. Take a 2 mile hike up to a restaurant on the mountain to enjoy the view of Aiguille des Drus – Alpine glacier.

Other Hike Options.
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Day 2
Hike Date July 28, 2020
Hike Day Day 2 Hike Chamonix TMB trail to Les Houches
Hike Name Hike TMB Chamonix Loop – La Flegere to Les Houches

Hike Description
Distance: 10.86 mi
Up: 2,795 f
High:8,172 f
Down: 5,692 f
Low:3,213 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time 7 hours
Hike Instructions Starting from your Hotel, take the trail for the TMB along the West ridge of town and at end of day taking the local shuttle back to your hotel. The length of this hike can be reduced by taking different trams/cable cars up the west side of the valley to start at different points on the trail. See Trail maps.

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Day 3
Hike Date July 29, 2020
Hike Day Day 3 Les Houches to Les Contamines
Hike Name Hike TMB Les Houches to Contamines
Hike Description Hike from hotel or take bus Start the TMB in Les Houches (Bus stop Mairie – Les Houches) located 7 kms from Chamonix.
Hike Instructions
Distance:10.25 mi
Up:3,156 f
Down:2,579 f
High:5,495 f
Low:3,278 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time:5 hours

NOTE: Coming out of Les Houches there is a cable car that can be taken to cut the hike up hill time. Optionally you can take a tram around from Les Houches and arrive along the way to Les Contamines cutting your hike to a few miles.

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Day 4
Hike Date July 30, 2020
Hike Day Day 4 Hike Les Contamines to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Hike Name Hike TMB Les Contamines France to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Hike Description
Distance: 8.59 mi
Up:4,409 f
Low: 3,774 f
High: 8,158 f
Down: 233 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 6 hours

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Day 5
Hike Date July 31, 2020
Hike Day Day 5 Hike Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Mountain Lodge Courmayeur Italy
Hike Name Hike TMB Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Courmayeur Italy
Hike Description
Distance:10.38 mi
Up:3,707 f
High: 9,060 f
Down: 4,488 f
Low: 5,826 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time 8 hours

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Day 6
Hike Date August 1, 2020
Hike Day Day 6 Hike Mt Lodge on trail to Courmayeur village
Hike Name Hike TMB Mt Lodge on trail to Courmayeur village
Hike Description
Distance: 9.26 mi
Up:1,772 f
Low: 3,867 f
High: 8,016 f
Down: 4,898 f
Difficulty: Easyv Distance: 9.26 mi

NOTE about the Glacier issue in the Courmayeur side of Mont Blanc.



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Day 7
Hike Date August 2, 2020
Hike Day Day 7 Hike to Courmayeur village to Mountain Lodge Courmayeur
Hike Name Hike TMB Courmayeur village to Mountain Lodge Courmayeur
Hike Description
Distance: 12.43 mi
Up: 5,115 f
Low:3,979 f
High: 6,917 f
Down: 2,336 f

Difficulty: Moderate

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Day 8
Hike Date August 3, 2020
Hike Day Day 8 Hike Mountain Lodge Courmayeur to La Fouly Switzerland
Hike Name Hike TMB Mountain Lodge Courmayeur to La Fouly Switzerland
Hike Description
Distance: 8.55 mi
Up:1,972 f
High:8,297 f
Down:3,386 f
Low: 5,267 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time:3 hours 45 minutes

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Day 9
Hike Date August 4, 2020
Hike Day Day 9 La Fouly to Champex
Hike Name Hike TMB La Fouly to Champex
Hike Description
Distance: 7.94 mi
Up 1,138 f
High: 5,510 f
Down: 1,657 f
Low: 3,590 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 4-5 hours depending on stops

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Day 10
Hike Date August 5, 2020
Hike Day 10 Hike Champex Lac to Trient
Hike Name Hike TMB Champex to Trient
Hike Description
Distance: 9.34 mi
Up: 4,022 f
Low: 4,619 f
High: 8,751 f
Down: 4,201 f
Difficulty: Moderate

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Day 11
Hike Date August 6, 2020
Hike Day Day 11 Hike Trient to Argentiere
Hike Name Hike TMB Trient to Argentiere
Hike Description
Distance: 9.94 mi
Up: 3,675 f
High: 7,240 f
Down: 3,747 f
Low: 4,178 f
Difficulty: Moderate
time: 5 hours

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Day 12
Hike Date August 7, 2020
Hike Day Day 12 Hike Argentiere to Chamonix
Hike Name Hike TMB Argentiere to Chamonix
Hike Description
Distance: 5.82 mi
Up: 3,852 f
High: 7,613 f
Low: 1,834 f
Down:3,883 f
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 5 hours

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Day 13
Hike Date August 8, 2020
Hike Day Day 13 Leave Chamonix Head to Geneva on Shuttle provided by Russell Tours. 
Additional days can be booked separately.

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Day 1
Activity Type Custom Travel Itinerary
Activity Date July 27, 2020
Activity Description Group travels from Geneva at 10:00am to Chamonix in transportation provided
Activity Instructions Meet at the YELLOW information desk at the Geneva airport looking for a driver with sign, Russell Tours. Shuttle leaves at 10:20am. Driver contact information will be provided.

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Day 13
Activity Type Custom Travel Itinerary
Activity Date August 8, 2020
Activity Description Shuttle will leave hotel in Chamonix at 8:30 am arriving in Geneva at 11:30am

*NOTE: People traveling from the West Coast of the US will need to book an additional day prior to the start as listed above to arrive for an early morning shuttle from the Geneva Airport to Chamonix on the start day. We are happy to help you book those rooms as needed.

We stay in a mix of in town 4 star hotels and in the mountains smaller lodges and Refugios which can at times be more simple such as dormitory style accommodations.

We will provide a scheduled pick up and delivery from the Geneva Airport to Chamonix and at the end of the hike a return shuttle. If you cannot arrive for those scheduled times your cost of transportation from the airport to the hotel or back will be at your own expense. All trams, ski lifts and local trains along the trail will not be paid for by Russell Tours.

Russell Tours is putting together this group to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc. There is no obligation to hike with the group or participate in any group activities or events.

——————— VIDEO of Trail ——————————

The Ultra-Mont-Blanc is a race held each year around September 1. This year they produced a video which shows the trail that 2,300 people run in 40 hours… Amazing. This is roughly the same trail we will do in 12 days.

It shows the detail and elevations nicely in about 1 1/2 minutes.

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